Your eyes may be considered “hard to fit” if your eye doctor has determined you’re not a good candidate to wear contact lenses or you have had trouble wearing them. However, that doesn’t mean you can no longer wear them. Read on as we discuss eye-related issues that can make contact lenses difficult to fit. We will also touch on different contact lenses suitable for people with hard-to-fit eyes.
This is a progressive corneal disease that results in distorted and blurred vision. Here, the cornea or the clear front part of the eye thins gradually before bulging outward into a cone shape. Genetics is a known risk factor for the weakening of the cornea – it often affects more than one member of the same family.
It seems counterintuitive to consider wearing contacts or even eyeglasses following corrective eye surgery, particularly LASIK. However, this procedure doesn’t always provide perfect vision, which is why there are special contact lenses to help address complications or correct a lesser degree of refractive error that may remain after surgery.
Dry eyes refer to the chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eyes. The results generally range from subtle but consistent eye irritation to considerable inflammation. Potential causes for dry eyes include excessive screen time, aging and indoor and outdoor environment. This condition is also the reason why people stop wearing contact lenses.
Types of Contact Lenses for Hard-to-Fit Eyes
If you have or suspect to have any of the issues mentioned above, visit an eye care center for a comprehensive eye exam. These doctors specialize in contact lens prescriptions and can find the right pair for your hard-to-fit eyes. Below are some examples:
- Hybrid contacts – These are large-diameter lenses consisting of a rigid gas permeable central zone and a peripheral zone made of soft hydrogel material. They are designed to provide visual clarity without sacrificing comfort, making them a perfect fit for individuals with keratoconus.
- Toric lenses – Your optometrist may prescribe these lenses to correct a lesser degree of astigmatism that may remain following LASIK surgery.
- Gas permeable lenses – These are smaller and don’t absorb moisture from your eyes than soft lenses. This helps reduce discomfort caused by dry eyes.
Guilford Eye Center provides top-notch eye care products and services, addressing various eye health issues to ensure customers achieve their best vision possible. Call (336) 292-4516, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Greensboro, NC, and the surrounding communities.